As noted above, the contributions in the initial years will be expended to support the research work by Dr. Cebral such as the activities which his reports above describe. Having exceeded $81,000 during our first two years, we set a goal of $50,000 for 2020 which is based on the dollar-for-dollar match of the first $25,000 of contributions. Our desire is to enable him and his colleagues to make more progress on their work and, with such a significant dollar amount of contributions, also attract attention and support from other institutions which will see that the commitment is real and that the research work is serious.
The undergraduate Chi Psis at Mason devoted their fall 2017 Philanthropy Week to raising funds to support brain aneurysm research, and they were able to contribute $2,000 to a separate research foundation that year. With the Travis Fund now established and open, their future efforts can proudly promote the effort to continue supporting research with the added benefits of noting to the entire Mason community that the work will be done by Mason faculty and dedicated to the memory of a Mason alumnus, which should result in setting a much higher goal and engaging in much more enthusiastic efforts to achieve it.
Now, we invite you to join us in supporting this important initiative with a contribution by making an online gift. If you prefer to write a check, please make it payable to George Mason University Foundation, Inc. with the memo “Travis Valentine Memorial Fund” and mail it to 4400 University Drive, MS 1A3, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Contributors will be kept up to date on the use of funds and hopefully on good results which begin to flow from the research over time.